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Materials Buyer - West Midlands

Automotive - Engineering
Ref: 1135 Date Posted: Tuesday 08 Oct 2019
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Recruit 12 is seeking a Materials Buyer to join a Tier 1 automotive manufacturer, supplying into some of the world’s largest OEM’s.  As a Materials Buyer, you will be supporting the Purchasing and Logistics Controller with the purchase of goods; ensuring operational needs are met. This is a permanent, full time position for which the successful candidate will receive an annual salary of £32,000 - £35,000.

As a Materials Buyer, your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Sourcing of materials required for pre-production samples in regards to price, lead time and delivery as part of the NPI process
  • Identify and monitor purchasing activity across the business to assist development of a long term approach to procurement
  • Supporting the Logistics and Purchasing Controller in ensuring new suppliers are approved and monitored / audited as per company procedure
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships
  • Provide technical support of procurement requirements
  • Report on procurement KIPs

To be successful in the position of Materials Buyer, you will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • CIPS qualification, or working towards
  • Previous experience within a similar position within the automotive industry
  • Working knowledge of MRP systems, preferably SAGE
  • Thorough understanding of Bill of Materials and Production Routings
  • Ability to interpret and analyse engineering drawings and technical documents
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

This position is based in Rubery and is easily accessible from Halesowen, Stourbridge, Redditch and Bromsgrove.

If you are a Materials Buyer seeking a new position, and believe you meet the specified requirements, please apply immediately.